|Happy day at work
||[Oct. 14th, 2009|05:31 pm]
Being GLBTQ is a Great Experience!
I haven't watched Heroes in a long time, but my boss does, and he watches it with his kids (aged 9 and 11).|
So he was telling us about watching last night's episode with them, and I guess Claire kisses another girl. It was interesting to hear his reaction. He said he didn't see it coming until about five seconds before it happened, and he didn't want to freak out about it because he didn't want to send the message that it was wrong or scary. So he just let it happen.
They haven't had the "birds and the bees" discussion, but he was able to talk to his kids about gay people without having to talk about sex (something the anti-gay people always worry about). The kids are at the age where any kissing on TV is gross, and I guess the message that "some people have different preferences about who they want to kiss" went over pretty well.
It's so refreshing to hear that the only thing my boss had a problem with as far as the scene went was not that he had to tell his kids, but that he just didn't feel he had enough preparation. Still, I say he did it admirably.
Also, just to prove how awesome my work is, they offer same-sex partner benefits (despite not being legally required to), and everybody treats my relationships as absolutely the same as any of my straight coworkers'. I love this place.